Perhaps the greatest resource to international students during their time on campus will be the Office of International Students & Scholars. From guidance on immigration compliance and employment eligibility to getting involved and making connections with others on campus, the ISS has a wealth of resources to assist you during your time at the UA. Students are encouraged to visit the ISS website for detailed information on requirements and resources. The University’s Spring International Language Center provides intensive English and cross-cultural education to international students.
The Northwest Arkansas Local Food Guide is a great resource for restaurants, farmers markets, and farms that support and use local food. The Fayetteville Farmers Market is a wonderful resource for fresh local produce and more. It is open from April through October.
The University of Arkansas has a wide range of on-campus dining services and restaurants. The School of Law is very close to the Student Union building, which houses a number of eating options. Arsaga’s Espresso Cafe – which serves drinks, pastries, and sandwiches – is located in The Young Law Library within the School of Law.
Life in Northwest Arkansas
Arkansas is the “Natural State,” so campers, hikers, kayakers, and nature enthusiasts will find an abundance of things to do. Some highlights include Devils Den State Park, Big Bluff/Goat Trail in Ponca, and Mount Magazine. You can find a good listing of state parks on the Arkansas State Parks website. The Botanical Garden of the Ozarks has a nice garden and is home to the Fayetteville Farmers Market on Sundays. Wilson Park is one of the more popular Fayetteville parks and has a pool, a walking path, tennis courts, basketball courts, and a sand volleyball court, and it is within walking distance from the School of Law.
For more information on the City of Fayetteville, please visit the City of Fayetteville website.
Funding and Scholarship Resources
The University of Arkansas is pleased to offer a tuition advantage for qualifying students from selected countries, U.S. regions, or institutions based upon U of A partnership agreements. The Tuition Advantage is a waiver of the out-of-state portion of tuition and may be renewed if the criteria are met. For estimated expenses of Tuition Advantage recipients, please read the Tuition Advantage Expense Cost Sheet. We are excited to offer this opportunity to experience the University of Arkansas and its many academic programs of excellence. Over a hundred degree programs in a wide variety of disciplines are offered. Please visit the office of International Admissions website for more information.
External Funding and Scholarship Opportunities for International Students
- Education USA-Financing Your Studies
- International Student Organization (ISO)
- Organization of American States (for citizens of Latin America and the Caribbean)
- U.S. News.com-An International Student’s Guide to U.S. Scholarships
- American Association for University Women – International Fellowships
- International Scholarships.com